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Your Dreams Won’t Come Chasin’ You

Life lesson: If you want your dreams to come true, you’ll have to work really hard at chasing them, because as my pops told me… Your dreams won’t come chasin’ you.

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This life lesson is one of my favorites. It is also one of the reasons I wanted to write Adventures in Raceland. I wanted to go out and create something, so I did. It was about 4 years ago and still simply a dream waiting to be put to into words. I had all my reasons and plenty of inspiration but it was ME who put pen to paper, or rather fingers to keyboard. I did it and no one else.

Of course I wouldn’t be where I am without the love and support of family and friends, but Adventures in Raceland wasn’t going to write itself.

You can go anywhere in life you desire to. Some of it is luck but about 99% is the work you put into it. Life is what you make of it so reach for the stars and set your goals higher than you can imagine. You might get there eventually but never stop improving yourself and you will prevail. Success is a great place to be but the feeling of accomplishment is even better. 

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Photo Finish – A Preview

Are you wanting a preview in Raceland? Are you wondering what the McKay brothers have been up to? Well… you’re in luck! For today’s  post I have opted to share with you a preview of Chapter 1 from Adventures in Raceland. Are you excited  yet?  Well… you should be! Don’t forget to buckle up, folks.

Cody Caducous is new at this job and he didn’t have any time to dress up for it, so he’s still wearing his racing gear and a beat up old black leather racing jacket. He’s sitting in a big leather executive chair behind a huge oak desk watching some races from high above a track, when his memory finally starts coming back. Although he knows he’s alone in the room, he speaks out loud.

“Nice office…The chairs along has to cost a fortune. They’re made from the softest leather I think I’ve ever touched.  And wow! This place is huge and really cool. I’m pretty sure I’d get comfortable here in a hurry, but what the heck am I doing in here?” 

He stands and walks around the big oak desk and reads the name placard on the front of the desk – “Kevin James McKay” 

“Oh yeah, that’s it! I’ve heard about the McKays. Yeah, now it’s coming back to me.” 

He rubs his temples and closes his eyes. It hurts, but he keeps talking.

“There were two brothers named McKay that would both be attending Hot Rod High this year and they had everyone talking. The girls were excited because they thought both the brothers were handsome and nice. The guys at HRH were excited also because these guys were supposed to be great football players too.”

“That’s right. Their dad was supposed to be a college football legend named KJ McKay and now he is the big boss at RodKingz Entertainment. It’s gotta be the same guy, so I must be standing in KJ McKay’s new office at the Sunnyvale Speedway.” 

He picks up today’s racing program off the desk.

“So it’s Labor Day and I’m watching the RodKingz World Championships at the Sunnyvale Speedway right now? Wait! This can’t be right. Just a minute ago, I was charging toward the finish line in Hot Rod High’s annual ‘Graduation Championship’ race. That was in May on Memorial Day. How could I miss a whole summer? this is getting freaky and I’m starting to get scared. I don’t even know why I’m talking out loud, but I can’t stop so I hope someone’s listening.  If you can hear me or you’re reading our story, don’t be afraid. I mean, I think you’ll be find. It’s just me that seems out of place. I’m not sure why I’m here, but hey, I’m still in Sunnyvale and I’m at the Speedway – my very favorite place to be. It’s just that there’s this very strong power that seems to have control over my, and I’m lost and getting tired; too tired to fight it anymore.” 

What do you think will happen next? How would you like to see this story unfold?